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Sell Your Cask of Aberlour Whisky

Sell your Cask of Aberlour Whisky with Mark Littler

Aberlour Cask Values & Valuations 

Aberlour casks are very sought after in the current market and prices are tending to be on the rise.  One of the great Speyside distilleries it traces its roots back to 1825.  Clearly no casks from its first owners exist, but lots of casks have been sold to the public by its current owners, Pernod Ricard.

We specialise in the brokerage of Aberlour casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Aberlour casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand.  Bourbon casks (quite common at Aberlour) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.  Owing to its French parents you can find Aberlour in more unusual casks – something which appeals to both the domestic and wider whisky community.

If you would like to know the value of your Aberlour cask use the form below to get in touch. 

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of Aberlour whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

How to sell your cask of Aberlour whisky

Aberlour casks are very sought after in the current market and prices are tending to be on the rise.  One of the great Speyside distilleries it traces its roots back to 1825.  Clearly no casks from its first owners exist, but lots of casks have been sold to the public by its current owners, Pernod Ricard.

We specialise in the brokerage of Aberlour casks and have buyers all over the world ready to put forward a no-obligation offer.

The most desirable Aberlour casks are fresh fill sherry oak casks, however, refill sherry casks are also in demand.  Bourbon casks (quite common at Aberlour) do not command the same premium as sherry casks but can still sell well.  Owing to its French parents you can find Aberlour in more unusual casks – something which appeals to both the domestic and wider whisky community.

If you would like to know the value of your Aberlour cask use the form below to get in touch. 

Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse
Mark Littler at the Glengoyne No.1 Warehouse

The process of selling a cask of whisky through Mark Littler

The process to get a no-obligation quote for your cask of whisky is easy.

  1. Send us details about your cask to [email protected]
  2. We receive offers from our clients
  3. We submit the best offer for your consideration

It really is as simple as that.  No catches, no obligations.  We are here to help you get the best deal.

What is my cask of Aberlour worth?

In order to provide you with an accurate valuation please provide as much of the below information as you can. There is more information about each section below the form.

Cask Whisky Valuation Form

The History of the Aberlour Distillery

First established in 1825, the very first distillery to be constructed in Aberlour only ran for eight years, closing down in 1833 when its co-lessees, John and James Grant left in order to construct Glen Grant, their own distillery in Rothes. The current Aberlour Distillery was built many years later in 1879 by James Fleming using water derived from St Drostan’s Well on the site.

As the son of a tenant farmer, James Fleming had worked at Dailuiane Carron for a decade. He produced whisky at the distillery from 1880 until he died 15 years later at the age of 65. He is now buried opposite the distillery that he built. The distillery was bought by Robert Thorne & Sons who ran it until 1921, although the original building shared the same fate as a number of other 19th century distilleries, burning down and requiring a rebuild in 1898. In 1921, Robert Thorne & Sons Ltd. sold the distillery to W. H. Holt & Sons, a brewery near Manchester.

During the Second World War, the distillery operated on a reduced basis, and this led to locals smuggling wash up the Aberlour Burn and illicitly distilling under the Linn Falls. In 1945, the distillery became under the ownership of Campbell Distillers, and in 1974 it passed on into the Pernod Ricard portfolio just following its expansion to four from two stills after its entire interior had been fully modernised. Since the company owning the Aberlour Distillery is French, it has a strong French following, and it now belongs to Chivas Brothers, Pernod’s whisky division which joined with Pernod Ricard in 2001 to form a portfolio of 1 grain distillery and 14 single malt distilleries across Scotland.

Aberlour distillery’s whisky is available in several ages including 18, 16, 15, 12 and 10 year olds as well as a 30 year old which is rare. It also has a cask strength release. Most of the distillery’s variants are made in ex-bourbon casks and some are also finished in casks that were once used to mature sherry or fortified wine – something that especially appeals to French drinkers.

The Aberlour distillery now has a popular modern visitor’s centre which opened in 2002 and it hosts tours and tasting sessions for visitors throughout the year.